OneStep Building System

March 28, 2010

Concrete Form Masonry Units

The OneStep Building System is a holistic, high-performance building product that addresses the entire exterior structure of a wall. The System’s Concrete Form Masonry Units (CFMU) allow the shell of a building to be constructed using only one product, one trade organization, and one step in the construction sequence. CFMU combines the texture of masonry, the strength of cast-in-place masonry, and the energy efficiency of polystyrene insulation into a singular building product—dramatically simplifying the construction process.

The OneStep Building System incorporates high R-values, low conductivity and dense thermal mass—all of which combine to significantly reduce heating and cooling costs. The CFMU includes a five-layer moisture blocking system, thus preventing water leakage, condensation and black mold. The product is available with standard masonry finishes for both the interior and exterior faces of the wall, allowing for a wide variety of combinations of colors and finishes. In addition, the CFMU installs quickly and eliminates many of the products and trades commonly required in high-performance construction.

Contact: Pentstar Corporation, Orono, MN, USA.

For more information, see Transmaterial 3: A Catalog of Materials that Redefine our Physical Environment

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